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Father's Day Appetizers

Treat the dads in your life to their favorite apps including homemade salsa, dips, bruschetta, nachos, bacon-wrapped goodies and more.

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Corn 'n' Black Bean Salsa

Corn 'n' Black Bean Salsa

Corn 'n' Black Bean Salsa

I'm a high school football coach who also likes to cook and garden. This salsa is a hit with my wife and our four kids, and when we entertain friends and fellow coaches. —Mike Bass, Alvin, Texas

Zesty Chicken Wings

Zesty Chicken Wings

Zesty Chicken Wings

These spicy barbecue wings are so easy to make. I fix a double batch since my family thinks they're great. You should see them disappear! —Joan Rose, Langley, British Columbia

Caprese Salad Kabobs

Caprese Salad Kabobs

Caprese Salad Kabobs

Trade in the usual veggie party platter for these fun kabobs. I often make it for my family to snack on, and it's a great recipe for the kids to help with. —Christine Mitchell, Glendora, California
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Smoky Chicken Spread

Smoky Chicken Spread

Smoky Chicken Spread

The unique "smoky" flavor in this spread comes from smoked almonds. It makes a hearty snack on your favorite crackers. Don't expect many leftovers! —Mary Beth Wagner, Rio, Wisconsin

Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

The topping for this simple Fresh Tomato Bruschetta appetizer can be put together ahead of time and refrigerated. We also love it on top of grilled chicken sandwiches, hamburgers and homemade pizza. —Samantha Cass, Swartz Creek, Michigan

Chili Nacho Supper

Chili Nacho Supper

Chili Nacho Supper

The recipe for this creamy, chili-like dish was passed down through our church years ago. It's so warm and filling that we often prepare it when we take skiing trips to Colorado. It can be served over corn chips and eaten with a fork...or kept warm in a slow cooker and served as a hearty dip at parties. -Laurie Withers, Wildomar, California

Jalapeno Chicken Wraps

Jalapeno Chicken Wraps

Jalapeno Chicken Wraps

These easy appetizers are always a hit at parties! Zesty strips of chicken and bits of onion sit in jalapeno halves that are wrapped in bacon and grilled. Serve them with blue cheese or ranch salad dressing for dipping. —Leslie Buenz Tinley Park, Illinois

Pepperoni Pizza Spread

Pepperoni Pizza Spread

Pepperoni Pizza Spread

Loaded with popular pizza ingredients, this cheesy concoction is wonderful on crackers of all kinds. —Connie Milinovich, Cudahy, Wisconsin

Shrimp Appetizer Spread

Shrimp Appetizer Spread

Shrimp Appetizer Spread

There's no secret to this creamy seafood appetizer—it's simply delicious! I first tasted it at a friend's house and liked it so much, I requested the recipe. It's since become a family favorite! —Brenda Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia

Olive Zucchini Spread

Olive Zucchini Spread

Olive Zucchini Spread

Zucchini tends to spread—across bread, crackers and veggies—when this recipe is served at a reception, potluck or casual get-together. It makes enough to satisfy a crowd. —GaleLynn Peterson, Long Beach, California

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Sunday is grill-out day for my husband, Cliff, and these zesty peppers are some of his specialties. We usually feature them at our annual Daytona 500 party. They disappear from the appetizer tray in no time.
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